Existing Roller Coaster Apollo's Chariot

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Testing back to back to back while waiting in line to be let in. This much testing it definitely feels like it's getting prepped for next month
I feel like B&M would need to test it a lot cause of the nature of the work. For testing I feel like they would treat it as a new ride to ensure everything is working properly.
 
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Yeah, there's no logical argument against the coaster opening during next month's event provided that the work being done has been completed: they know they need to vary which parts of the park are open to keep members engaged, and I've always figured that any closure of Griffon would probably need to be balanced out by Apollo's.

To which I say: yes, please.
 
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I feel like B&M would need to test it a lot cause of the nature of the work. For testing I feel like they would treat it as a new ride to ensure everything is working properly.
They have plenty of time to cycle it now - then the park would have to do their own acceptance testing too.
 
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They have plenty of time to cycle it now - then the park would have to do their own acceptance testing too.
Well it was literally cycling non-stop all day yesterday. I would guess they needed to make sure they could get through a whole day of operation with the new systems to certify them and it would seem it went well because it never stopped yesterday.
 
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Well it was literally cycling non-stop all day yesterday. I would guess they needed to make sure they could get through a whole day of operation with the new systems to certify them and it would seem it went well because it never stopped yesterday.
Not sure what manufacturer certification looks like, but I remember hearing Virginia certification is 100 hours of cycling without major faults from the Pantheon thread (can't remember whom to credit with saying that).

For this kind of thing, not sure if that's needed though I've also heard in general park acceptance testing includes doing a bunch of button pressing to try to get it to fault (smashing all the buttons at once, etc).
 

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Not sure what manufacturer certification looks like, but I remember hearing Virginia certification is 100 hours of cycling without major faults from the Pantheon thread (can't remember whom to credit with saying that).

For this kind of thing, not sure if that's needed though I've also heard in general park acceptance testing includes doing a bunch of button pressing to try to get it to fault (smashing all the buttons at once, etc).
In this case, the "manufacturer certification" is Consign doing their tests to ensure that the code has no bugs or other serious safety issues. In reality, they will check it even further than the park. They will most likely do a lot of the same testing, however Consign has a lot more riding (pun intended) on the upgrade than the park. I have done a number of these style upgrades, albeit outside of the amusement industry, and the first thing to do while testing is to make it work the way it did before. In theory, this is easy, since you start with the original code and only make the changes you need to make. Still doesn't make it any less stressful during startup, especially if you have the tendency to find bugs in the original code, which in my case showered me with granola last Thursday lol!

Edit: I found this in my computer bag this morning...

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Let's hope the Consign developers aren't being paid bonuses for bugs fixed:

 
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Usually it’s a matter of how many cycles a ride is able to achieve (Exp-500 each unit/train) without any concurrent/unusual issues before a ride gets certified. There isn’t a set time frame.
Yeah 100 hours of testing is pretty insane. I would think it would be pretty easy to crack 5000 cycles if you test for 100 hours.
 
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I wonder where the magic number (cycles or hours) comes from anyways?

Also, for the current testing, are they cycling all 3 trains? I'm guessing they might be doing cycles with one, two, and three trains to ensure the new systems are able to handle it.
 
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What exactly did they do again? It may have been said earlier and it just wasn't real clear to me. Also why did they do it? Necessary? Upgrade?
 
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